LARAMIE -- Highlights and postgame interviews from the University of Wyoming's 88-81 victory over New Mexico in front of an announced crowd of 4,113 Saturday at the Arena-Auditorium.
UW won consecutive games for the first time this season as it finished its regular season at 8-23 overall and 4-14 in the Mountain West. It also snapped a four-game losing streak to New Mexico (13-17, 7-11).
Here are highlights of the game, and also UW honoring its two senior players -- guard Justin James and forward Jordan Naughton -- before the contest.
UW will be the No. 10 seed at next week's Mountain West Tournament, and it plays New Mexico at 2:30 p.m. MT Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas in a first-round game.
James played well in his final home game with 28 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season and 17th of his career. But four other UW players scored in double digits. Naughton was one with 10 points on 4 of 4 shooting and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line. Junior guard A.J. Banks had career highs with 20 points and five assists. He also was in on a defensive play late in the game that was key to the victory.
Here are James, Naughton and Banks after the game.
James had a few words for those in the crowd after the game.
And, here is third-year coach Allen Edwards. With the victory, Edwards evened his coaching record with the Cowboys at 51-51. UW also beat the same New Mexico team that beat it by 30 points in Albuquerque nearly two months ago.
For more on the game, see Sunday's Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and check back to wyosports.net.
Robert Gagliardi is the WyoSports senior editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @rpgagliardi.